Anderson Jr. placed on suspension

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Monday, December 3, 2012
Michael Anderson Jr. was arrested Sunday on DWI charges.
Michael Anderson Jr. was arrested Sunday on DWI charges.

— The son of Arkansas' basketball coach has been indefinitely suspended from an administrative role following a Sunday arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Mike Anderson announced the suspension of his son, Michael Anderson Jr., as the team's video coordinator on Monday following his second DWI arrest in 2012.

"As a father and a coach, I'm extremely disappointed," said Mike Anderson, who is in his second season at the helm of the Razorbacks.

According to a police report of Anderson Jr.’s Sunday arrest, he was approached by an officer at 3:07 a.m. Sunday after running a stop sign and then pulling into a gas station. The report said the officer noted a strong odor of intoxicants coming from Anderson’s car and noticed his eyes were red and watery and his speech was slurred.

Anderson Jr. then performed a field sobriety test in a manner consistent with someone who is intoxicated, the report said. He was arrested and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Anderson Jr. has spent the last two seasons on the Arkansas staff. He played college basketball for his father at Missouri.

Matt Jones and Bob Holt contributed to this story

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